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by Masaru
06 Nov 2017 02:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953102

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2118421/hunt-ming-dynasty-admiral-zheng-hes-lost-treasure-ship-heats Study off coast of Sri Lanka, where massive vessel that was part of Chinese adventurer’s fleet sank 600 years ago, has delivered ‘positive results' Since 2015, a team of scientists an...
by Masaru
06 Nov 2017 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1285
Views: 189816

Re: Analyzing CPEC

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2118421/hunt-ming-dynasty-admiral-zheng-hes-lost-treasure-ship-heats Study off coast of Sri Lanka, where massive vessel that was part of Chinese adventurer’s fleet sank 600 years ago, has delivered ‘positive results' Since 2015, a team of scientists an...
by Masaru
19 Dec 2010 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Defense strategy says China's rise is a 'concern' The new strategy emphasizes "dynamic defense capabilities" that stress mobility and rapid response by the Self-Defense Forces. It also calls for strengthening of the defense of the Nansei island chain that lies off the south of Kyushu and ...
by Masaru
19 Dec 2010 08:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan Announces Defense Policy to Counter China There seems to be some movement in the right direction on the security front after the wake up calls from the Senkaku island and N Korea artillery exchange incidents. There seems to be some nascent opportunity for cooperation in the high technology sp...
by Masaru
19 Sep 2010 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

New Warning From Tokyo on China’s Military “China has been rather intensifying its maritime activities including those in waters near Japan. The lack of transparency of its national defense policies and the military activities are a matter of concern for the region and the international community, ...
by Masaru
15 Sep 2010 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Sanctimonious lectures by the Japanese to Indians irk Indians no end. It is like when you extend your hand of friendship, the other fumbles in his pocket, and puts on his glove beforehand. May be you are forgetting India's own record in doling out sanctimonious, gratuitous advice to any and every o...
by Masaru
14 Sep 2010 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

I have always been a little uneasy about the { edited out racially abusive term }. They are a sanctimonious lot and seem to have very conveniently forgotten their recent immediate bloody and evil past. Our nukes are for our protection. We don't need these jokers to look down upon us or lecture us o...
by Masaru
03 Sep 2010 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Firms Face 'Unthinkable' in China, Tokyo Official Says Swinging back at Beijing in an emerging dispute over the treatment of Japanese companies operating in China, Mr. Okada said a lack of comprehensive rules makes it difficult for foreign investors to solve labor disputes and other problems they f...
by Masaru
03 Sep 2010 12:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 450163

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

Limits to the Banking Shell Game Excellent example of the ponzi scheme that oils the financial system in PRC. China’s state-run financial system sometimes resembles a sort of shell game, with assets shifted between institutions to give the impression of systemic health but obscuring who is ultimate...
by Masaru
21 Jul 2010 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 178758

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Migration from BD to India, may naturally happen, as it is impossible for border forces to fully control even if there is a fence. They cannot do it in the richest and most powerful country in the world, illegal Mexican migration is a huge headache for the US. Again wrong framework and consequently...
by Masaru
21 Jul 2010 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 178758

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

First of all, what or who is an ROPer? ROP :Religion of Peace Now would you go against the wishes of Gandhi, whose dream it was to keep the subcontinent together and how about Godse, an RSS activist, who was so upset that Gandhi agreed to partition (he promised earlier that Partition will happen on...
by Masaru
21 Jul 2010 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 178758

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

You have mentioned social-psychological causes, I believe you are referring to perceived different world view and way-of-life that are different for different religious cultures, that originated and evolved in different places. As religions travelled far they also got adapted at different time and ...
by Masaru
13 Jul 2010 05:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 542741

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

X post from Cartosat thread 10 eyes in the sky give India space edge Excerpts A combination of four Cartosats (1,2,2A and 2B) hovering 630 km above earth allows India to keep areas under close and prolonged surveillance. Multiple satellites ensure that a particular geographical area can be `revisite...
by Masaru
13 Jul 2010 05:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Cartosat 2B launch scheduled for 12th July 2010
Replies: 134
Views: 19628

Re: Cartosat 2B launch scheduled for 12th July 2010

10 eyes in the sky give India space edge Excerpts A combination of four Cartosats (1,2,2A and 2B) hovering 630 km above earth allows India to keep areas under close and prolonged surveillance. Multiple satellites ensure that a particular geographical area can be `revisited' every 48 hours. Three of...
by Masaru
11 Jul 2010 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan Ruling Party Pummeled in Upper-House Vote

Looks like all the romanticism of ousting LDP is waning. Time for course correction as people seek performance not empty promises.
by Masaru
09 Jul 2010 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 160949

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

No more neat strategies about partitioning of the Pacific into Western and Eastern domains then? U.S. Missiles Deployed Near China Send a Message Alarm bells would have sounded in Beijing on June 28 when the Tomahawk-laden 560-ft. U.S.S. Ohio popped up in the Philippines' Subic Bay. More alarms were...
by Masaru
08 Jul 2010 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan's Exporters Eye Every Rupee

Japanese manufacturers should work harder to gain brand recognition and market share rather than merely trying to respond to the S Korean market leaders. At least there is some recognition of the hard work that needs to be done.
by Masaru
25 Jun 2010 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan to start nuclear power talks with India Japan will start talks with India over a civil nuclear energy deal, Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada said on Friday, a move that would give Japanese firms access to the rapidly growing market amid rising global competition. Major Japanese firms have partn...
by Masaru
21 Jun 2010 09:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 249253

Re: Indian Interests

Huge rise in central govt hiring from minorities Numbers sourced from the ministry of minority affairs show that 2009 registered a huge six-fold increase in the number of people from minority communities recruited to jobs in public sector banks and other public sector financial institutions compare...
by Masaru
20 May 2010 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 263616

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Thanks to Swamyg for unearthing this link War in Ancient India Has plenty of refs to all the facts stated. I would discount the vimanas part though. Meantime SDRE teaching taller than mountain folk Mural in Shaolin Temple China: “Tenjiku Naranokaku” which means: “the fighting techniques to train th...
by Masaru
18 May 2010 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 296297

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Is Chittagong one of China's 'string of pearls'? "The Chinese have a very good quality of work," says Commodore Riaz. The naval officer is overseeing Chittagong's commercial port as it prepares for a transformation. " The time I spent in China was the best time of my life ," he ...
by Masaru
16 May 2010 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Tokyo Grows Wary Of China Military "I wouldn't use the word 'threat'—but we certainly will need to watch very carefully the nuclear arsenal and naval capabilities of China," Katsuya Okada said in an interview Thursday with The Wall Street Journal. "And it is because of this that, all...
by Masaru
15 May 2010 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 296297

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

China's Private Party "The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers" by Richard McGregor. On the desks of the heads of China's 50-odd biggest state companies, amid the clutter of computers, family photos and other fixtures of the modern CEO's office life, sits a red phone. The ...
by Masaru
11 May 2010 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 296297

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

The Beijing consensus is to keep quiet Party leaders are gripped by a fear of losing control and of China descending into chaos. It is this fear, that is a driving force behind China’s worrying external behaviour. Party rule, the argument runs, depends on economic growth, which in turn depends on r...
by Masaru
09 May 2010 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 296297

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

India may need Chinese expertise for projects in Arunachal: Jairam Ramesh India has drawn up an ambitious program of hydrological projects in Arunachal Pradesh, but it does not have the kind of experience that China has gained in constructing the massive Three Gorges dam, Ramesh said at a gathering...
by Masaru
08 May 2010 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 178758

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

But in many ways, what Adi Shankara, or Nimai Pandit, or Madhva did were attempts at homogenization which became necessary for a society that was facing external aggression. Excellent point. I would just like to add that Shankara and other luminaries did propound their philosophies in some language...
by Masaru
08 May 2010 12:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 249253

Re: Indian Interests

We need a 2-round poll process with the second round a sorta run-off poll between the top 2 vote-getters in the stage-1 poll. It'll be expensive but it'll force parties and candidates to be genuinely inclusive, centrist etc and marginalize the loony fringe. Loony fringe in action X-post from Future...
by Masaru
08 May 2010 12:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 1609
Views: 139869

Re: India-US News and Discussion

X-post from US-PRC-India thread India to have 'pre-eminent' role in S Asia: Blake The US on Saturday acknowledged that India will always have a pre-eminent role in South Asia where it can be a very important force for stability and said it looks forward to its first strategic dialogue with the count...
by Masaru
08 May 2010 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 160949

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

India to have 'pre-eminent' role in S Asia: Blake The US on Saturday acknowledged that India will always have a pre-eminent role in South Asia where it can be a very important force for stability and said it looks forward to its first strategic dialogue with the country in June at the level of Fore...
by Masaru
08 May 2010 12:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 178758

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Census moves Backwards to 1931 For the first time after 1931, caste will make a reappearance in the form drafted by the Registrar General of Census. The enumerators will, among other things, be tasked to collect information about the caste background of the respondents. But there was admission that...
by Masaru
06 May 2010 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Solving Tokyo's Nuclear Conundrum Today, Japanese government ministries involved in technology approvals, such as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, want to open the valve for trade with India, arguing that Japan should not be more righteous than the U.S., France, Russia and anyone else w...
by Masaru
01 May 2010 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

China actions due to govt weakness Excerpt The government's appeasement policy toward China may lie at the root of the aggressive actions by the Chinese fleet in the seas around Japan. In the first incident, a helicopter came as close as 90 meters horizontally and 30 meters above the MSDF destroyer...
by Masaru
01 May 2010 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Along with the long delayed DMIC some positive news on the FTA too. Looks like at least the trade and economic component of the relationship is back on track. India, Japan likely to conclude FTA this year: Anand Sharma Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said India and Japan will b...
by Masaru
01 May 2010 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan signs pact with 3 States for DMIC project Major Japanese consultants on Friday entered into joint pacts with DMICDC and three State governments to develop eco-friendly infrastructure for the new cities planned in the USD 90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). The DMIC, comprising...
by Masaru
30 Apr 2010 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 249253

Re: Indian Interests

Another western academic's verdict on what India is with respect to China and the world. It could be referenced in multiple threads! India is united by not by English but by Bharatiya Sanskriti, and that is something these western academics do not want to recognize. When he says that Ashoka was a m...
by Masaru
30 Apr 2010 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

India bets on new visa scheme to boost inbound tourism After experiencing a challenging year, India has taken a new step to attract more foreign tourists to the country by launching a visa-on-arrival scheme. Under the scheme, citizens of Japan and four other countries--Finland, Luxembourg, New Zeal...
by Masaru
30 Apr 2010 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149465

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Reliance on technology may leave Japan behind Some important insights into the past and present industrial practices and their outcomes. Despite their continuing lead in technological innovations, Japanese companies are losing out to South Korean rivals in a growing number of sectors as they fail t...
by Masaru
30 Apr 2010 08:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: US and PRC relationship & India
Replies: 2004
Views: 160949

Re: US and PRC relationship & India

X- post from Indian interests thread Another western academic's verdict on what India is with respect to China and the world. It could be referenced in multiple threads! Unlike China, wariness marks India's ascent Some countries are naturally at ease with the concept and the reality of strategic pow...

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